Last weeks have been quite intense so new posts have got postponed several times. Here is a new funny and fascinating website/blog (+) that I will definitely keep up with for new updates. Briefly, it is a collection of images from projects that have either copied or used as point of inspiration existing buildings and are not so original themselves. Yes, it sums up the notions of gossip,fun and journalism about architecture. The author has really got into comparing different projects that under every new post there is even a small drawing of him on the exact points he thinks one architect has copied another. Most of the times the images need no explanation but still the drawings add a more authentic character to the critic.
Le Corbusier//Unite d’habitation//Marseille, France 1946-1952
Zaha Hadid//Phaeno Science Center//Germany 2005
David Tajchman//New Maribor Museum//Slovenia 2010
And a few more zaha stuff
The project was first unveiled to the public in June, 2006 at a Zaha Hadid exhibition in the Guggenheim Museum in New York. At the time of the launch the name for the project was Dancing Towers; however, this has now been changed to Signature Tower & Dubai Financial Market Development.
Zaha Hadid//Dancing Towers//Dubai 2006
Finally an example of Corb and the very up to date firm Sanaa in their project Zollverein School of Management & Design in Germany//2006
..check the actual “Someone has built it before” website for more updates (+)